Category: Able Americans

Melissa Ortiz: Holocaust Slaughter of People With Disabilities Echoes in Medical Care Today

Melissa Ortiz: Holocaust Slaughter of People With Disabilities Echoes in Medical Care Today

Media Appearance /
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Able Americans Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz was featured in multiple news outlets describing how people with disabilities were slaughtered during the Holocaust, and discussing how the same devaluation of these individuals continues to echo throughout health ...
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Melissa Ortiz: Lost Lessons of the Holocaust

Melissa Ortiz: Lost Lessons of the Holocaust

Commentary /
Friday, the 27th of January, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The theme this year is “Memory, Dignity and Justice.” It’s fitting in so many ways, especially when the first victims of the Holocaust are considered. As part of a trip to ...
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The Dangers Assisted Suicide Laws Present for the Disabled

The Dangers Assisted Suicide Laws Present for the Disabled

Able Americans /
Able Americans’ Senior Advisor Melisa Ortiz meets with members of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition to discuss the dangers progressive assisted suicide laws present for people with disabilities. Watch the full interview below: ...
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Common Sense America with Eden Hill, Melanie Collette and Melissa Ortiz.

Common Sense America with Eden Hill, Melanie Collette and Melissa Ortiz.

Able Americans, Project 21 /
Project 21's Melanie Collette and Able Americans' Melissa Ortiz join Eden Hill on Common Sense America. Watch the full interview below: ...
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75% of People with Disabilities Are Unemployed - Melissa Ortiz Explains How This Can Change

75% of People with Disabilities Are Unemployed – Melissa Ortiz Explains How This Can Change

Able Americans /
Able Americans' Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz joins Holly Morris on Fox 5 DC to share ways employers can accommodate and hire more individuals with disabilities. Watch the full interview below: ...
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NCPPR Hires Melissa Ortiz to Lead Able Americans

NCPPR Hires Melissa Ortiz to Lead Able Americans

Able Americans /
Washington, DC - Well-known and respected advocate for people with disabilities, Melissa Ortiz, will lead the new Able Americans program, according to the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR). "We're fortunate to have someone as talented and experienced as Melissa ...
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Trying to Frighten People with Disabilities or Pre-Existing Conditions into Supporting the ACA

Trying to Frighten People with Disabilities or Pre-Existing Conditions into Supporting the ACA

Able Americans /
In a blog post for the Independent Women's Forum Able Americans Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz writes, "In the months leading up to the 2016 election, I was often asked why I supported scuttling the Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially the individual ...
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Ocasio-Cortez Lives Up to Worst Stereotypes of the Participation Trophy Generation

Ocasio-Cortez Lives Up to Worst Stereotypes of the Participation Trophy Generation

Able Americans /
In her opinion piece for The Daily Caller Able Americans Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz writes, "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has always been a favorite movie among civic-minded and nostalgic Americans, especially Baby Boomers and early Generation X. Now a new generation of ...
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The Meaning of “CAVU” for One American

The Meaning of “CAVU” for One American

Able Americans /
In a blog post for the Independent Women's Forum Able Americans Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz writes, "America celebrated the life of a beloved president last week. We watched the Bush family and the nation mourn. We heard wonderful memories about the ...
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A woman blessed by the ADA

A woman blessed by the ADA

Able Americans /
In her opinion piece for Administration for Community Living, Able Americans Senior Advisor Melissa Ortiz writes, "Maria von Trapp writes in her book, The Story of the von Trapp Family Singers, about her youngest son's first communion. Johannes gleefully announced, “Now it’s ...
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